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  1. New Zealand man charged over deaths of five people in Fijian highlands

    A New Zealand faith healer has been charged in relation to the deaths of five people in the Fijian highlands, local police say. He has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of...
  2. Fused to couch: Home detention for husband of niece in horrific elder abuse case

    Warning: Graphic content. A man who along with his wife neglected an 89-year-old woman with severe dementia to the point where she was found fused to a couch has been sentenced to home detention.The...
  3. Judge changes date of Christchurch terror trial to avoid Ramadan clash

    The Christchurch terror trial has been moved to avoid a clash with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.The alleged mosque shooter, Brenton Tarrant, faces 51 charges of murder and 40 charges of...
  4. Smaller prisons, better visiting hours mooted as part of 'whānau-facing' justice syst

    Smaller prisons, better visiting hours and more whānau involvement are some of the ideas researchers suggest to break the cycle of Māori incarceration. Māori are imprisoned at six times the rate of...
  5. No preventive detention for rugby coach, one of NZ's worst child sex offenders, Court

    The Solicitor-General's attempt to provide the community life-long protection from an Auckland rugby coach, who is one of the country's worst child sex offenders, has been dismissed.Alosio Taimo was...
  6. Dimetrius Pairama torture trial: 'You weren't there to see the things that I had to s

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. A 15-year-old girl says she was afraid of the alleged ringleader of a group accused of torturing and killing Dimetrius Pairama."I was scared...
  7. Auckland police search for wanted man Michael Robertson after he escaped custody

    Police are actively searching for Michael Luke Robertson after he escaped custody at the Avondale Police station yesterday.Early yesterday morning police were called to an incident following a report...
  8. Former Marist brother sentenced for child sex crimes in the 1970s

    A former Marist brother and Auckland Catholic Diocese employee has been sentenced to home detention after admitting historical sex charges against young girls.He also faced further charges over...
  9. Prominent lawyer issued police warning over drug paraphernalia at court

    A prominent Auckland defence lawyer was found with drug paraphernalia including a glass pipe and plastic bag - commonly used alongside methamphetamine - as he entered a district court building. The...
  10. Dimetrius Pairama torture trial: Immunity witness says 'they were gonna dig a hole un

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. "It's your fault ... How do you wanna die? You only got 'til three o'clock."Those were the words allegedly uttered to a teenage girl who was...
  11. Dimetrius Pairama torture trial: Immunity witness says 'they were gonna dig a hole un

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. "It's your fault ... How do you wanna die? You only got till three o'clock."Those were the words allegedly uttered to a teenage girl who was...
  12. Auckland petrol station robbed for cigarettes with a metal tyre iron

    Police are appealing for sightings of two people who robbed an Auckland petrol station with a metal tyre iron before getting away in a stolen car. The aggravated robbery of a 24-hour Mobil service...
  13. Axed MAFS contestant Chris Mansfield charged with assaulting female 6 months after US

    More details have been released by the courts about the assault charge laid against axed Married At First Sight contestant Chris Mansfield in 2009. The Herald on Sunday revealed yesterday Mansfield...
  14. Teen torture trial: Witness tells police of Dimetrius Pairama's final moments

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. A teenager with immunity from prosecution says she saw a 17-year-old tortured and hung at an abandoned state house in South Auckland.A High...
  15. Axed Married At First Sight star Chris Mansfield's NZ assault charge revealed: Why Me

    Axed Married At First Sight contestant Chris Mansfield was charged with assault in 2009. But he was granted diversion by police and never convicted or sentenced - meaning the charge did not come to...
  16. Elder abuse: Niece faces 10 years behind bars for neglect of dementia patient

    Warning: Graphic content An 89-year-old woman with severe dementia was abused by her family before being eventually discovered in a horrific state - fused to a couch and with an ulcer down to the...
  17. Auckland man tried to blackmail former employee with fake sex claim

    A blackmailer who threatened to frame a disgruntled former employee for sexual assault has lost his latest courtroom battle.Harjit Dheil appealed against his conviction and sentence but the appeal...
  18. Dimetrius Pairama torture case: Cop touched human skin through rip in plastic bag

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. A veteran police officer touched what looked like human skin with the back of his hand through a tear in some black plastic, dumped in a...
  19. Trade secrets theft: Architect convicted, sentenced to community detention

    An Auckland architect found guilty of stealing trade secrets from his former firm has been convicted and sentenced to community detention, in what may be a precedent-setting case in New...
  20. Police investigating Ōtara shooting say it was accidental

    The shooting of a teenage boy over the weekend was "accidental", police investigating the incident say.The 17-year-old turned up at Middlemore Hospital with a gunshot wound on Sunday. The incident...
  21. Auckland teen torture case: Girl's body found inside a rusty drum at abandoned state

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. A teenage girl's body was found inside a rusty steel drum amongst weeds at an abandoned Auckland state home.Seventeen-year-old Dimetrius...
  22. More charges laid against Kawhia shooting accused

    Three men allegedly shot during an aggravated burglary in Kawhia are now facing more charges.The trio were injured and their associate Faalili Moleli Fauatea was shot dead during an incident at a...
  23. Rotorua man pleads guilty to possession of more than 60kg of methamphetamine

    A Rotorua man has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 60kg of methamphetamine but has denied selling it.Lionel James Ruka McDonald, 42, appeared in the Rotorua District Court today via audio...
  24. 'Excessive amounts of alcohol' at Labour Party summer camp on night of sexual assault

    Young Labour supporters were drinking excessive amounts of alcohol "to get absolutely hammered" on the night a man is accused of sexually assaulting four people at the political party's summer camp,...
  25. Colin McCormick death: Family fights for release of his body

    The family of a Canterbury musician who died after being hit by a car 11 days ago are battling a woman they say is an "ex-girlfriend" to have his body released for a funeral. Colin McCormick, 44, was...
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